Polk Man wanted for Animal Cruelty & Cruelty to children

July 7th, 2022 – 1:40 PM

WRGA Staff Reports –

(35-year-old Andrew P. Compton)

On Thursday afternoon the Polk County Police Department posted an addition to their most wanted list.

35-year-old Andrew P. Compton is wanted for the charges of animal cruelty and cruelty to children.

According to Polk Police, Mr. Compton has warrants stemming from an incident where he allegedly choked a small brown dog, and then allegedly threw the dog at a German Shepherd (that was aggressive to other dogs).

The German Shepherd proceeded to attack and maul the small dog until it was badly injured.

The cruelty to Children charge comes from a small child who witnessed this incident.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Polk County E-911 at (770) 748-3400

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